Cast brass plate with integral eagle motif and tongue applied 3 piece nickel-silver wreath. The quality of the motif indicated a follow-up strike in a metal die, or it was cast in a plaster or metal mold. No bench number. Early-war enlisted plate contracted by the ordinance department (or a state) measurably larger than the 1861 regulation width. It exhibits especially fine detail with stars in the shield, a double row above the motto, and no “edge of clouds”.
"American Military Belt Plates” by Michael J. O'Donnell & Duncan Campbell, Pg. 378, Plate #622.